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The Police Problem

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Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer

November 11, 2016

Police are a necessary component to a working society. We need them to provide safety and safeguard our communities. Although you may argue that private citizens could do the same thing, it is just more practical for it to be done by the government. Government police are subjected to more regulations...

A Game of Fortune

A Game of Fortune

Jake Wartel, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2016

With a name like A Thief's End  looming over it, Naughty Dog's new game, Uncharted 4 feels destined to fail, likely to fall into a trap of predictability. Director and Writer Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us) takes over from Uncharted series creator Amy Hennig in Uncharted 4, and delivers a fantastic s...

Why Apple isn’t unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Protesters, including Victoria Best and Charles Fredricks, hold signs in support of Apple outside of the the Apple store in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Rallies were planned at Apple stores across the country to support the company's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman who took part in the killings of 14 people at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Jake Gold, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

February 29, 2016

It’s relatively rare that a public company takes a strong stance on an overtly political issue. That’s why Apple’s direct defiance of a Federal District Court order speaks volumes about the gravity of the implications of the FBI’s demands. For context, the FBI requested that Apple create a ...

New Hampshire: turning point for Trump and Sanders?

Ayman Farid, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2016

For an extremely conservative big businessman and a self-described socialist, Donald J. Trump and Bernie Sanders have a surprisingly large amount in common. In an America where the everyday voter is frustrated with the intricacies and traditional failures of big government, these two anti-establishment he...

MLK Jr.’s Legacy: Just a Dream?

Martin Luther King, Jr. speak during the Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963. (National Archives/MCT)

Ayman Farid, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2016

Born to Reverend Martin King Sr. and Alberta Williams King in Atlanta, GA in 1929, the man who would later come to be known as Martin Luther King Jr.—he was born Michael King Jr., then later changed his name to honor the famed German reformer Martin Luther— has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the h...

Neighborhood gentrification: our community is under attack

Neighborhood gentrification: our community is under attack

Marcell Subert, News Editor

April 14, 2015

Just a decade ago, the H Street corridor in Washington’s Northeast quadrant boasted no more than a few dingy strip malls and an unimpressive collection of take-out restaurants. In the past five years, however, the neighborhood has transformed into a hipster hangout lined with upscale restaurants and...